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Aventis Learning Festival 2019


Singapore’s Next Revolution: Digital Transformation 4.0


Digital Transformation 4.0 is sweeping across the nation and the ASEAN region. The fourth industrial revolution or “Industry 4.0”, as the digital makeover has come to be known, requires workers to master new skills ranging from using complex technology platforms to different ways of working and interacting with colleagues, in order for them to remain employable, they say. The fourth industrial revolution means employees need to embrace technology and master new digital skills to remain relevant. Industry leaders and employers must recognise the urgent need to change their mindsets and drive changes.

What Industry 4.0 means to Singapore


The rapid changes occurring with the advent of Industry 4.0 now present a whole new landscape for the future of work, organizations, management practices, and businesses in general.

In the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report released in September, Singapore slipped in its rankings on innovation and sophistication, two major drivers of economic success in today’s technology-driven world. There is no room for complacency in the modern workplace, and this urges Singapore, one of Asia’s most competitive economies, to step up. Industry 4.0 requires workers to master new skills ranging from using complex technology platforms to different ways of working and interacting with colleagues in order for them to remain employable. Growing number of companies in Singapore are adopting automation and artificial intelligence in their operations as Industry 4.0 continues to gather pace, placing increasing pressure on employees to upskill.

How You and Your Organization Can Play a Part?


Singapore stands to Greatly Gain from Industry 4.0, but it needs all of our combined efforts.

Being digital is not merely doing digital, it requires a new mindset, and essentially, significant leadership and cultural changes as well. Subsequently, there is now a pressing mandate for HR and business professionals to embrace digital changes and its associated transformation tasks. Learning agility and mindset problems are huge challenges faced by companies and employees in Singapore in trying to stay ahead of the game. There is an urgent need for managers to step up as the role models to change their employees’ mindsets and behavior. Essentially, everyone has to play a role in this – the worker, the employer, the government and, in the greater scheme of things, society.


Join Aventis Learning Festival 2019 and learn how our nation’s emerging wave of Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 affects you and your organization, and how you can play your part in this revolution!

What’s In Store For You?



With an exciting array of featured speakers lined up and over 100 participants including HR & Business Leaders, practitioners, service providers, this is an excellent learning platform for professionals to learn, connect and share insights, perspectives and network. Understand and take advantage of the best technology and practices to build the future of work.



9.00am – 9.45amTopic 1: Digital Transformation & Innovation

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Lee


The new digital age is evolving at a rapid pace with no clear patterns, and lack of structured information. Technologies are transforming and disrupting businesses across all industries. Business leaders, digital strategists, and executives across the globe need to step up to lead their organisations through this transformation. Let Digital Transformation Strategist Dr Samuel Lee share with you valuable insights on how you can explore and develop a digital transformation strategy that best fits your business.


9.45am – 10.30amTopic 2: HR Analytics: Boosting HR Impact with Metrics

Speaker: Ms. Eileen Seah


HR analytics is the application of data analytics techniques to human resources data. The challenge of human resources analytics is to identify what data should be captured and how to use the data to model and predict capabilities. Let Organizational Psychologist, Ms Eileen Seah share with you 3 ways to drive business value with HR Analytics.


10.30am – 11.00amMorning Coffee Break
11.00am – 11.45amTopic 3: Cyber Attack & Data Breach Preparedness and Response

Speaker: Mr. Sam Gibbins


We cannot stop the digital advancement, but we can conduct safety measures and precautions to prevent personal data breaches. Prevention is always better than trying to stop something that is inevitable. Learn How to Implement Data Breach Precautions, Safety measures for your Organization. Learn how businesses prevent and response to these challenges with Cyber Security Expert, Mr Sam Gibbins



11.45am – 12.30pmTopic 4: Critical Thinking Skills for Breakthrough Performance

Speaker: Mr. Ivan Phua


With rapid changes and overload of information, critical Thinking becomes a critical skill for managers and leaders.

Critical thinking helps to clarify goals, examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence and assesses conclusions. Let Organizational Coach Mr Ivan Phua shares with you useful tips on how to sharpen your critical thinking skills to make better informed decisions by reducing your prejudice and bias.


12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 2.15pmTopic 5: Disruptive Leadership

Speaker: Ms. Karolina Gwinner


With organizations going through a period of significant change, it is inevitable that business leaders and managers will have to pivot from being supporters of change to driving and leading organizational change, a new range of skills and competencies in disruptive leadership become required to help leaders re-design their workforce and workplace.


2.15pm – 2.45pmPanel Discussion with Speakers
2.45pm – 3pmClosing of Learning Festival (Presentation of Token of Appreciation and Certificates to Speakers)

Panel Of Distingushed Speakers


Digital Transformation Strategist

Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr Samuel Lee is the founder of Global Education Academy that focuses on empowering organizations across Asia to identify and acquire critical skill sets preparing them for Digital Transformation 4.0. With over 20 years of consultancy experience to date, Dr Samuel Lee has helped and consulted over 500 organizations across Asia in Digital Transformation Strategies, Digital Skills Training, Digital Transformation Blueprinting and Roadmap, Technology Implementation and Workplace Learning and Support. He also serves as the lead consultant for Enterprise Training and Implementation for Digital Skills Accelerator under the WSQ Digital Transformation Framework.

HR Analytics Expert

Ms. Eileen Seah

Organizational Psychologist, The Art of Career Pte Ltd

Eileen is an Organizational Psychologist with a unique mix of HR and business skills and has personally coached hundreds of professionals in career transition by instilling and inculcating positive psychology throughout each journey. She started her career at the Ministry of Defence as part of campus hire and moved to join a local bank as a Graduate Trainee, prior to leading Customer Service, Operations, Tactical Marketing, Learning & Talent Development teams in Asia for MNCs such as SITA and Thomson Reuters. Eileen enjoys connecting with people. In addition to the MSc, she holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Computer Science degree, a post-graduate diploma in Marketing and is a certified facilitator across different Talent Development programs and tools.

Cyber Security Compliance Specialist

Mr. Sam Gibbins

Compliance Learning Specialist
Managing Director & Lead Facilitator

Sam Gibbins is the Founder of Complilearn, providing specialist and advanced Compliance learning to clients globally. He has extensive experience delivering content across a wide range of Governance, Risk, and Compliance areas, to a variety of industry sectors. Sam spent five years in Singapore working for the International Compliance Association, developing, building and promoting courses under the Financial Industry Competency Standards. Sam worked on the skills and competency-based development framework and associated courses, for Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering with the Asian Institute of Finance and the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (formerly IBBM), as well as with the Australian Financial Markets Association. In recent years he has helped establish a number of ‘Compliance Academies’ at global firms. Sam completed the Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment with the Institute for Adult Learning, the in-house training division of Singapore Workforce Development Agency. He possesses a BA (Hons) from King’s College, University of London, and a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association, a Certificate in Combating Financial Crime from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (International) with the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Sam is a Certified Compliance Professional with, and a member of, the International Academy of Business and Financial Management.

Design & Critical Thinking Leader

Mr. Ivan Phua

Senior Consultant
Quest Plus

Ivan has held various management roles including Sales and Marketing, Operations and Services in various industries. Using his critical thinking skills, he is able to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. By focusing on root-cause issues, his critical thinking skills helped organizations avoid impending problems that can result in undesirable consequences. Ivan has completed the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) with the Singapore Training & Development Association (STADA), the training division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). He is a Certified Behavioural and Career Consultant (CBCC) as well as a Certified Advanced Behavioural Analyst (CABA) with the Institute of Motivational Living (IML), an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), USA. Ivan is also Certified as The Leadership Challenge Trainer (TLC), a leadership programme using the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI), a 360-degree leadership behavior assessment, developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, USA. He is also a Certified R3 Factor Trainer from Relationship Help Center, USA.

Disruptive & Change Leadership Coach

Ms. Karolina Gwinner

Speaker & Executive Coach
Charismatic Leadership

Karolina is an expert in leadership development working with corporate and public sector clients in the Asia Pacific region. She focuses on helping leaders overcome fears and uncertainty, enhance their performance and become more influential so that they can bring out the best in themselves and their teams. Karolina developed her expertise while living in five different countries and working for corporations such as Hewlett-Packard in Germany, Merrill Lynch and Bank of New York Mellon in Ireland. Her unique advantage in training is that she brings in her international perspective and successfully adapts it to a local culture and needs of every organisation. Karolina holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from University of Economics in Poznan, Poland. She completed studies in Innovation, Knowledge Management and Economics Dynamics at the Aalborg University in Denmark. She has trained and coached leaders of top organizations including government agencies, educational institutions, and various companies in the private sector.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity


Event Details

Seats are limited, register early to avoid Disappointment

  • Date: 24 January 2019
  • Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
  • Venue: Holiday In, Orchard City Centre
  • Fees: $400 | Early Bird: $250 (till 31st December 2018)

Contact : Ms Carmen Yap (Corporate Training Specialist) for Group Discount @ 6720 3333 | training.aventis@gmail.com